“There is no scientific evidence to show that when you are vaccinated against Covid-19, you should stay away from alcohol for 40 days,” health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng.
Lira – 8, April 2021: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his wife Janet Kataha Museveni got vaccinated seventeen days after Uganda officially launched her “mass vaccination” on 10 May 2021.
Before they received the vaccines, frontline health workers: police and army personnel, health workers, teachers were first on the list.
Uganda is expecting to vaccinate at least 20% of her population in the first phase, and with vaccination still ongoing, the ministry of health has issued an update on its progress.
The country’s health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says “currently, 144,025 people have received their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine availed to Uganda under the COVAX facility and the government of India”.
She told the media that “there is no scientific evidence to show that when you are vaccinated against Covid-19, you should stay away from alcohol for 40 days”.
“Therefore, there is no absolute contradication to vaccines if taken in moderation,” she adds.
The minister asked those who take alcohol to get vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to prevent hospitalisation and death due to the deadly pandemic.
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